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News — 10 October, 2023

HOT Tasking Manager - Welcome to NAXA

We are very excited to announce that we will be working with NAXA, who will provide software development support for the evolution of the HOT Tasking Manager.

NAXA, a Nepal-based Geo-ICT company, focuses on geospatial innovation, specializing in digital mapping and geodata management. Their diverse team collaborates with various organizations globally on tech projects, capacity development, and localization. Established in 2015, NAXA has been promoting and contributing to using OpenStreetMap to solve complex problems related to disaster management and development challenges.

We will work with NAXA over the next year to implement improvements on the Tasking Manager roadmap, such as adding user functionalities to improve the overall user experience for mappers and map users. NAXA brings a team of experienced developers with expertise in OpenStreetMap, utilization of OSM in multiple thematic areas, and a strong technical background.

“We are excited to be working with the amazing team at HOT and provide them with the necessary support to maintain and update their core HOT Tasking Manager platform. We would like to thank HOT for trusting our young team of passionate and dedicated developers, who are excited to be working with HOT and ultimately contribute to their global mission.” - Nishon Tandukar

We also want to use this opportunity to thank the Kathmandu Living Labs team who we have worked with in 2022/2023. You can see all the progress and excellent collective work in the monthly blogs on the OpenStreetMap Community Forum.

What next?

Keep using the HOT Tasking Manager and doing all the amazing work you already have in supporting the open mapping movement! We will also continue living the values open source and building with our community. If you have any feedback that you would like to share with us on improving the HOT Tasking Manager, you can raise an issue on Github or join the Slack#tasking-manager channel.

We would love for you to join the monthly HOT Tasking Manager Meet Ups (register here or check our calendar). The next one is on Wednesday 11 October 10:00 and 15:00 UTC.

Previous posts about the Tasking Manager Collective:

Lead image: The team gathered for a group photo at NAXA’s Kathmandu office after completing their onboarding session with the Tasking Manager. From right to left, the team members are Sumit, Royal, Nishon, Manjita, Ramya (HOT), Rob (HOT), Susmina, Deepak/Varun, Niraj, and Upendra.